Lynn’s parents divorced when he was six years old, resulting in his father moving to Denver, Colorado. The album sold relatively well and received a strong positive reaction among alternative and underground hip hop fans at the time.This left Lynn to be raised by his mother; however, his father remained active in his life, and was able to get Lynn a job with the Chicago Bulls as a teenager. Resurrection was Common Sense's last album produced almost entirely by his long-time production partner, No I.and maintained a significant underground following into the late 1990s, after which he gained notable mainstream success through his work with the Soulquarians.
In 1996, Common Sense appeared on the Red Hot Organization's compilation CD, America Is Dying Slowly (A. The CD, meant to raise awareness of the AIDS epidemic among African American men, was heralded as "a masterpiece" by The Source magazine.
Stunned and confused, Rashid had life altering decisions to make with his girlfriend, Kim Jones.
The situation led to the composition of his favourite cut on One Day... "Retrospect for Life", produced by James Poyser and No I. featuring Lauryn Hill (who was due on the same day as Rashid's girlfriend), is the song that is the driving force behind the project.
The most popular single from the album "The Light" was nominated for a Grammy Award.
In 2002, Common released his fifth album, Electric Circus.
(born March 13, 1972), better known by his stage name Common (formerly Common Sense), is an American hip hop recording artist, actor, poet, and film producer.